Production (role)CompanyProject details
Production (role): FREELANCE PRODUCERCompany: Red Room FilmsProject details: Presently a freelance exec, producer and development consultant, working under own company as well as working with other independent drama companies- developing both film and TV drama.
Production (role): EXECUTIVE PRODUCERCompany: Company PicturesProject details: Executive produced:
Ten 90" INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY films for BBC1.
9th Series of SHAMELESS for C4
Final WILD AT HEART for ITV1
MOONFLEET for Sky1
Claire managed a large state of drama projects with UK/US broadcasters and partners, working with writers including Stephen Butchard, Peter Flannery, Sarah Phelps, Steve Thompson, Niall Williams and Olivia Hetreed.
Inspector George Gently won RTS awards for Best Drama Series in 2015 and 2018. Writers were nominated for BAFTA and Crime Writers of America Awards in 2018. Production team won an RTS Award for 'Outstanding Contribution to the Industry' in 2018
Production (role): EXECUTIVE PRODUCERCompany: BBC Independent Drama, EnglandProject details: Covering maternity leave as a member of Polly Hill's team.
Worked across 30 episodes of Waterloo Road at various stages of development, production and post.
Ten episodes of 'New Tricks' and two further 90" 'Inspector George Gently' films.
Production (role): PRODUCERCompany: Red Room FilmsProject details: Independent Producer with own company including:
'Stratford Road' (Exec Prod. Kevin Loader), 'Firebird'
'The Island of Lost Souls'. These projects were developed with UKFC, EMmedia and SWM respectively.
Also developed a number of TV drama ideas and adaptations, introducing writers and ideas to broadcasters via indies Fifty Fathoms and TXTV.
Production (role): HEAD OF DRAMA DEVELOPMENT / ASSOCIATE PRODUCERCompany: Impossible PicturesProject details: Joined as a development producer and was promoted to Head of Development and Associate producer.
Responsible for developing and extending the drama slate, and managing the relationship with their main European co-producers, Proseiben.
Commissioned projects included:
Primeval, Frankenstein and the family comedy drama Pickles: The Dog Who Won the World Cup.
In addition Claire developed projects for all the major UK broadcasters, and was successful in a bid for slate development funding for the company from the European MEDIA fund.
Produced UKFC-funded short film 'Romance' directed by Sean Spencer and starring Maimie McCoy and Steve John Shepherd.
Production (role): FREELANCE SCRIPT EDITOR / RESEARCHER AND READERCompany:Project details: Freelance script reader and editor, principally for producers Joanna Anderson and Linda James at Red Rooster Film and Entertainment.
Continued to work with Joanna and Linda when they moved to Alibi Film and Television and worked on TV projects including 'The Inspector Banks Mysteries' and the film adaptations 'Totem Pole' and 'The Wifemaker'.
During this time Claire was commissioned by NFTS and TAPS to write short film scripts, Cartlon TV to write for the 'reinvented' continuing drama 'Crossroads' and by the UKFC/Ken Trodd and director Pat O'Connor to write the feature film Lowry and Ann.
Producer, directed and wrote the festival award-winning short film Hearing Things with Oscar nominee Felicity Jones.
Production (role): PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / WRITERCompany:Project details: Directed BBC2 lifestyle and leisure series 'Out and About'.
Devised, produced and directed a series of long-running 'Behind the Screens' short films for drama channel Hallmark UK. Productions included 'Gulliver's Travels', 'Cleopatra' and 'Titanic'.
Production (role): CREATIVE PRODUCERCompany: Children's' ITV (Central / Carlton Television)Project details: Managing producer of CITV's promotions, presentation and transmission operation.
Responsible for delivering a live network commission that ran 50 weeks of the year.
Headed a talented team of 10, including 4 producer/directors, 3 graphic artists and 3 support staff, and was nominated as Best Childrens' Producer at RTS (Midlands) Awards.
Production (role): PROMOTIONS PRODUCER / DIRECTORCompany: Central TVProject details: Worked on creative campaigns including 'Sharpe', 'Inspector Morse' and 'Bramwell'.
Winner of a gold Promax International marketing award for the launch of factual series 'Special Babies'
Production (role): TRAILERMAKER / SCRIPTWRITERCompany: Granda TVProject details: Worked on campaigns:
'Prime Suspect 2'
'World in Action'
Winner of a Promax UK award for campaign for Russell T Davies' drama 'Children's Ward'